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Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-03-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Awesome !! The drone operator knew what they were...

Awesome !! The drone operator knew what they were doing:-). Great footage!
Forum: Reviews 12-02-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Did this mod help with the 25-30 KT shimmy most...

Did this mod help with the 25-30 KT shimmy most 10's have, on deceleration?
Forum: RV-10 12-01-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I also got a chuckle too, out of the OP's...

I also got a chuckle too, out of the OP's original post :-)......
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,487
Posted By BlackhawkSP
It's extremely frustrating having to put up with...

It's extremely frustrating having to put up with these dirtbags. I've had scam attempts trying to sell things on Barnstormers and while shopping for a mower on line recently. Most of them can be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,340
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Freaking awesome !!! A future builder in the...

Freaking awesome !!! A future builder in the making.......He will be head and shoulders above any classmates in future schooling too, that involves mechanical aptitude and abilities:-).......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Super 8's are the Bomb !!!! They are literally...

Super 8's are the Bomb !!!! They are literally the poor man's P-51.I owned one for over a decade and loved it. I still miss it, after selling it to another ex-military pilot. You will love this...
Forum: RV-10 10-09-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,437
Posted By BlackhawkSP
My only battery is on the firewall on my 10. I...

My only battery is on the firewall on my 10. I also put a shroud on, but covered the top, since that's where the BMS electronics are housed. Not one problem since. I did put a heat shield below the...
Forum: GPS 10-06-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By BlackhawkSP
This may be an outlier, but I was flying chase...

This may be an outlier, but I was flying chase for another 10 one time, on his first flight, and we had a fairly large (can't remember the exact amount), difference between our airspeeds in formation...
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I rooted through some of my build pictures. I...

I rooted through some of my build pictures. I hope these help. It's no big deal, but you will need the extension.
Forum: RV-10 09-26-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By BlackhawkSP
What Smart Glide Settings Are Other 10 Folks Using?

Hi 10 Builders/Fliers. I have been playing around with Smart Glide (works great!) and was wondering what settings did others use for the glide ratio, sink rate at Vg, etc.. Also, has anyone out there...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-12-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,402
Posted By BlackhawkSP
When will Version 20.21 be available on the...

When will Version 20.21 be available on the download site? I'm chomping at the bit to get everything loaded:-).....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-09-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,870
Posted By BlackhawkSP
The Rod Bower set up I have uses a ring of...

The Rod Bower set up I have uses a ring of roughly 1/4 inch neoprene (I think wet suit material) sewn together to make the flexible connection between an AL transition from the filter inlet to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,278
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Reception Range

Can't remember on the GTN 650, but when I recently upgraded to the 650 Xi, I started to have a receive problem with the Xi. In the configuration settings, go to the COM page and make sure the Squelch...
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2021, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 762
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Chromed mine also on my 10. No regrets. Going on...

Chromed mine also on my 10. No regrets. Going on 4 years now, and they look good as new:-).........
Forum: RV-10 08-26-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,379
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Definitely B&C for alternator and regulator !!

Definitely B&C for alternator and regulator !!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,943
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I did a 3 screen G3X touch, GTN 650 (since...

I did a 3 screen G3X touch, GTN 650 (since upgraded to the GTN 650Xi), VPX Pro electronic CB's, and had Approach Fast Stack make the Harnesses. No regrets at all , and love the capabilities that an...
Forum: RV-4 08-21-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,578
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I read an article years ago about the accident...

I read an article years ago about the accident statistics on light planes doing off field landings. When pilots have an engine out, most times they look at soybean fields as shorter crops and pick...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By BlackhawkSP
That is a bit odd, for sure. If they're at the...

That is a bit odd, for sure. If they're at the same position when up (check the alignment at the fuselage), then they should be matched together (trailing edges), when they are deploying down, unless...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,141
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I upgraded my Garmin GTN 650 to the 650 Xi this...

I upgraded my Garmin GTN 650 to the 650 Xi this weekend (made the mistake of going through the Garmin building at Oshkosh:-)). The folks at Approach Fast Stack (highly recommended) was my choice for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,141
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Darren: You're welcome !! Your plane is pretty...

Darren:

You're welcome !! Your plane is pretty "Sierra Hotel" too :-).....It was a hoot. I'll be back. See you guys soon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,141
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I flew down to KFRH French Lick IN today for the...

I flew down to KFRH French Lick IN today for the Pop Up BBQ. It food was definitely worth the trip:-)....The guy in front of me bought 6 Pound of Brisket to take home to a friend and his family !!! I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,712
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Another vote for the Lycoming here. Also any...

Another vote for the Lycoming here. Also any RV-10 will be at least 20 Knots faster that the sling (albeit at a higher fuel burn).
Forum: RV-10 07-27-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By BlackhawkSP
If you put Earth-X on the firewall in a 10, you...

If you put Earth-X on the firewall in a 10, you have to shroud it and provide ambient air for cooling. The electronics that manages the battery is located on the top inside the molded case. The...
Forum: RV-10 07-26-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I mounted my Earth-X on the firewall. Initially...

I mounted my Earth-X on the firewall. Initially it would get too hot in the summer and give me the warning of overheating (make sure you wire the status indicator light). I ended up putting a heat...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-19-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,788
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Mc Master-Carr has lots of stainless choices of...

Mc Master-Carr has lots of stainless choices of threaded rod. I went this route:-).....

https://www.mcmaster.com/threaded-rods/system-of-measurement~inch/18-8-stainless-steel-threaded-rods-10/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 939
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Wow again !! Gorgeous bird :-)........

Wow again !! Gorgeous bird :-)........
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-24-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By BlackhawkSP
PM sent. Thanks !!!!

PM sent. Thanks !!!!
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-23-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Garmin Box Placements

Hi RV-8 folks. I owned an RV Super 8 for years and did lots of mods to the panel and avionics, but sold it after many years of fun flying. I built an RV-10 that I love with an all Garmin G3X Touch...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-22-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,698
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Awesome !!! This should be front page on the...

Awesome !!! This should be front page on the website next update, for sure :-)......
Forum: RV-10 06-21-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,675
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Awesome sauce !!! Congrats !!! You'll love the 10...

Awesome sauce !!! Congrats !!! You'll love the 10 :-)........
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,172
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Sometimes, if you don't go fast enough, it will...

Sometimes, if you don't go fast enough, it will not work (had the same problem once). Pull the plugs out, and crank the engine with the starter (with the plug leads off the output of the coils) and...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,891
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Don't know about Y'all, but I can't read the...

Don't know about Y'all, but I can't read the title of the thread without chuckling:-).... Anyway, if you've confirmed the pitch of both parts, I would purchase new of all the hardware and verify...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,124
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Ditto from me. Don't think it's worth the cost,...

Ditto from me. Don't think it's worth the cost, complexity, and weight penalty.......
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Another good source is McMaster-Carr...

Another good source is McMaster-Carr here:

https://www.mcmaster.com/tube-connectors/universal-thread-push-to-connect-tube-fittings-for-air-and-water/
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-08-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By BlackhawkSP
No need really to re-coat, unless there's a pin...

No need really to re-coat, unless there's a pin hole somewhere that is letting engine oil through the cowl to the top. I'm assuming the layer of glass was added to line up the hinges better (just...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-07-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,168
Posted By BlackhawkSP
It looks like the builder did not prep the cowl...

It looks like the builder did not prep the cowl by rough sanding the cured part, before adding the additional layer of glass and and epoxy to the cowl. If the glass keeps delaminating, I would just...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-16-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Makes sense to me. I'm a fan of LSE, but I''d be...

Makes sense to me. I'm a fan of LSE, but I''d be interested as to what Klaus thinks of this set up:-).......
Forum: RV-4 05-13-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Might check with Jon Hubble. He's an extremely...

Might check with Jon Hubble. He's an extremely knowledgeable A & P and a repeat offender builder of RV's. He's at 317 201 8517, or on here as user name n700jl.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By BlackhawkSP
This is excellent info to be on here for other...

This is excellent info to be on here for other builders who may be troubleshooting this same problem in the future !!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,533
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Check your PM's I sent contact info:-)....

Check your PM's I sent contact info:-)....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I think this nails the cause of this problem that...

I think this nails the cause of this problem that the OP had. I have the same setup (G3X touch, Garmin autopilot and VPX pro) and never had any issues, but I think my % servo values are all greater...
Forum: Safety 04-13-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,036
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Good on you !!! Your priorities and intentions...

Good on you !!! Your priorities and intentions are spot on, and in line with all good builders !!!
Forum: Safety 04-12-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,036
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I've been helping out a local guy straighten out...

I've been helping out a local guy straighten out an RV that he paid a supposedly A&P AND an IA finish putting it together. I could not believe some of the things that this guy did !! Wire terminals...
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,528
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I have a very nice completed RV-10 with an all...

I have a very nice completed RV-10 with an all Garmin 3 screen panel, a GTN 650, and various mods (lots of Aerosport Products), that make it better than a lot of Cirrus SR-22's. Feel free to call and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-11-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,665
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I've given scores of kids their first rides in a...

I've given scores of kids their first rides in a light plane in a Long-EZ, an RV Super 8, and in my RV-10. It never gets old !!! My oldest passenger was 80 years young, and he loved it:-)......Good...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,208
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I have also contacted Garmin about the GTN...

I have also contacted Garmin about the GTN sharing the TOD to the map displays of the G3X touch. Supposedly it's pn the "Wish List" for future software upgrades.........
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-20-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By BlackhawkSP
COWL PIN COVERS

Some pictures from mine. The Aerosport instructions will be all you need.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,606
Posted By BlackhawkSP
The country should be way past herd immunity by...

The country should be way past herd immunity by then. I plan on being there !!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-17-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,208
Posted By BlackhawkSP
There are some tricks to negate some of the...

There are some tricks to negate some of the worries.....Check this...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,125
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Talk to Aerosport Products about a panel and...

Talk to Aerosport Products about a panel and Approach fast Stack on cables, and just plug and play:-)........I did that and have no regrets:-).....
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I was sort of in the same dilemma, but contacted...

I was sort of in the same dilemma, but contacted my insurance provider and they bought off on me getting a check out with a local, non-CFI that had 500 plus hours in the RV-10. They said no problem....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,479
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I searched on Duck-Duck Go, just to see what a...

I searched on Duck-Duck Go, just to see what a AN5773-1 looked like, and all kinds of possible sources popped up. Of course the price may not be too nice:-)......One place advertises that they have...
Forum: RV-10 01-11-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,935
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Well they're small enclosed motors and I would be...

Well they're small enclosed motors and I would be surprised that would light off fuel in that spot with the airflow that's going through. Also, the only time they're energized is when you are opening...
Forum: RV-10 01-09-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,935
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Yes ! Two of them. It leaves you with options...

Yes ! Two of them. It leaves you with options especially if you have a hopped up engine (10 to 1 pistons), which requires more heat rejection. No regrets at all on the install of two in the bottom of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,335
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Ditto on posts #2 and #9. My engineer brain says...

Ditto on posts #2 and #9. My engineer brain says that when you reduce the prop that you are hitting an resonance range of the sheet metal that the ADHARS is mounted to and makes it go wonky. Brace...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 27,754
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Wow !! Can't believe the number of responses...

Wow !! Can't believe the number of responses here. I have an all glass cockpit (3 Garmin G3X screens, GTN 650 IFR navigator, and full autopilot). I got my instrument ticket in the RV-10 and it's well...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-11-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,394
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I met him on a few occasions. He was a hoot to...

I met him on a few occasions. He was a hoot to talk to. I was doing the usual flyover coordination for the Indy 500 the year he drove the pace car. Got to talk and hang out with him for over an hour....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-11-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,837
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Ray: What did you take these pictures with? The...

Ray:

What did you take these pictures with? The resolution and colors are fantastic. Was it just with your phone?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 566
Views: 114,057
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Mine are my initials, and the 38 comes from my...

Mine are my initials, and the 38 comes from my deployment to Iraq with the 38th Combat Aviation Brigade:-).
Forum: Safety 12-03-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,616
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Just F'ing WOW is all I can say..............I...

Just F'ing WOW is all I can say..............I would be asking for some of that money back for sure !!
Forum: RV-10 12-03-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I have the Hartzell 2 blade composite 8301 blades...

I have the Hartzell 2 blade composite 8301 blades (11-14 pounds lighter than the BA aluminum versions), and the battery (earth-X) on the firewall. No regrets at all:-). This has me towards the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,930
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Since the CHT's are pretty much in line with...

Since the CHT's are pretty much in line with normal operations, the EGT thermocouple is bad, or there is a high resistance somewhere in the line to the EFIS. Check the tightness of the connection out...
Forum: RV-10 11-29-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,485
Posted By BlackhawkSP
I don't know about the mains, but I swapped out...

I don't know about the mains, but I swapped out my nose tire/rim for the Berringer. The weight difference was .2 lbs and cost me $750.00 !! Berringer is great stuff, but very pricey for sure.........
Forum: RV-10 11-16-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By BlackhawkSP
Berringer Nose Tire Pressure

Well guys, I wanted to blow a lot of money a few months back, so I purchased the Berringer nose tire for my 10. I got it the other day. Out of the box the pressure was 60 PSI. Should I run a...
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